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Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Matthew Weiner Explains Why 'Mad Men' Viewers Don't Like Don Draper

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

The iconic Don Draper will finally hang up his hat next year after seven seasons of sexy '60s drama. With only a handful of episodes left with Sterlin...

The Black and White Resignation of Richard Nixon

Will Bunch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

Liberals who foolishly thought they'd won on August 8, 1974, have spent most of the last 40 years on the defensive, failed by stubborn hubris as Vietnam became Iraq, as B-52s became drones, as segregation became the mass incarceration of young American blacks, as J. Edgar Hoover's FBI became the NSA of Dick Cheney... and Barack Obama.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

The Don Draper Problem: Root Out Your False Narratives

Michael Port | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Michael Port

We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.

Erin Whitney

Here's Why Joe From 'Halt And Catch Fire' Isn't Just Another Don Draper

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment

AMC’s newest series, “Halt and Catch Fire,” is not just a show about technology in the ‘80s, but one about the human desire to accomplish some...

Mad Men: All Business Is Personal

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.30.2014 | TV
Darryl Woodard

Roger Sterling will definitely be one of the favorites of the Mad Men characters missed when the show concludes next year. But also I believe one of the other secondary characters will also be missed, and that is Harry Crane, acted by Rick Sommer.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

White House Accidentally Leaks Series Finale of Mad Men

Spencer Green | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The White House accidentally revealed the long-awaited series finale of the popular TV show Mad Men. "An early screener of the episode was downloaded ...

Christopher Rosen

Why The 'Mad Men' Midseason Finale Was So Super Sad

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

"Mad Men" was so sneaky sad during the first portion of its final season that it's no wonder the soul-crushing mid-season finale ended in a musical nu...

Maureen Ryan

From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.26.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" final season, "Waterloo," which also serves as the show's 2014 finale (it retur...

Mad Men's "Dancing In the Dark": The Importance of Choice and a New Definition of Family

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.21.2014 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Chances are good that Don and some in his Mad Men family are allowing this growth to happen.

Mad Men: The Strategy Is My Way

William Bradley | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

"The Strategy," Mad Men's penultimate episode of 2014, was a very important episode about work and relationships. And in the best tradition of Mad Men, it showed that, for these folks, the most important relationships revolve around work while the best work is about relationships.

I, Mad Men Hunter

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 07.19.2014 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Don Draper may have won the opening skirmish but this war is just beginning. When I kicked open the office door he was reclining in his chair, feet ...

Mad Men: Direction Amidst Chaos

William Bradley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper continued his move toward redemption and re-emergence as a career success in the latest episode of Mad Men, the more than a little bizarre "The Runaways." But as one brilliant talent continued in a positive direction, another careened precipitously into emotional collapse.

How Character Development IN 'Mad Men' Drives Conflict

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

As Mad Men nears the close of its final season's first half, much of the discussion surrounding it has morphed into a rhetorical echo chamber: Does it deserve the hype?

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

Maureen Ryan

Two Wildly Different Images You'll Never Unsee On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.12.2014 | TV

Don't read on unless you have seen "The Runaways," the fifth episode of "Mad Men's" final season. "This is the best place to be right now." -- Mega...

Jon Hamm Takes Selfies With Himself

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Celebrity

Don Draper is now immortalized in wax. Jon Hamm's "Mad Men" character has achieved perhaps the highest honor in all the land by being the newest w...

"Scrooge, Don Draper, and Patrick Bateman Walk Into a Bar... "

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

Early Scrooge and Draper appear "normal" enough, if unsavory, to be representative of mainstream society, yet we are aware of a low-grade pathology at work. Bateman would drive off the cliff, laughing maniacally.

Don Draper and the New York Mets: 1969, A Year of Miracles

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 07.09.2014 | TV
SaraKay Smullens

Do you remember what Don, in a burst of fury, found under a radiator in Lane's former office? It was a Mets pennant! By the end of our last segment that pennant was off the floor and on Don's office wall, front and center.

Mad Men: The Anvil, er, Monolith

William Bradley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In "The Monolith" -- and imagery royalties here might be due to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick for this episode set about a year after the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey -- Don Draper has gotten back through the door of the ad agency he founded. And he is showing up.

Mad Men: Don Draper Looks to the Future, No Matter What ('If 6 Was 9')

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It's not exactly a stretch to say that the episode is structured in three parts to show Don's past with his first wife demonstrating why she remains stuck in an untenable child-like mode, his present with his second wife and why her unstable situation is untenable for him, and his hoped-for future at his past employer Sterling Coo.

Lauren Duca

Will Don Draper Ever Fully Change?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Spoiler Alert: Do not read, if you have yet to recoil at the pile of awkwardness that is "Mad Men," Season 7, Episode 4, "Field Day." As of the mos...

Maureen Ryan

Two Field Trips Gone Wrong On 'Mad Men'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV

Do not read on unless you have seen "Field Trip," Sunday's Season 7 episode of "Mad Men." "They lose their confidence." -- Megan's agent "Okay."...